Stories on a Sunday With Giles Abbott

Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings


Jan 13th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 10th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mar 10th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Apr 14th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 12th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jun 9th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sep 8th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 13th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 10th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dec 8th 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, London

11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP

Tickets £10

£5 concessions



Stories On A Sunday 2019
all events £10/5 6-7pm & 8-9pm
January 13th - “God Is Dead - The Death Of Balder” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
Can a God be murdered? Who would murder light itself, loved by all, needed by all? This epic, moving tale of treachery, envy shows how even the gods can’t guard against loss & is one of the gems of Norse storytelling–don’t miss your chance to hear it!
February 10th “Pure Romance - Shirine & Farhad” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
Did you know that romances, and tulips, come from the Middle East? From Persia a tale of true love–a pauper adores a princess. She loves him back so the King wants him dead. But how do you kill the youth your daughter thinks she loves? Come hear, from Persia, one of the world’s greatest romances in an evening of Pure Romance.
March 10th - “Fionn” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
As heroes go there’s none greater than Fionn. Tonight we celebrate his boyhood, his strength, his adventures, and we mourn his death and the way even the greatest young hero declines into a foolish old man.
14th April - “The Rights Of Spring - Freya, Frey & Friar Dan Hugh” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
Freya, goddess of Love and Sexuality, gets what she wants. Her brother Frey gives what he has when he falls in love in a way which will destroy the gods. And Friar Dan Hugh? He gets killed four times and hanged once, and all for claiming love, sex & delight–the Rights of Spring. Book a tickets–claim yours.
May 12th 6-7pm & 8-9pm - “Moulin Bleu” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
It’s 1920’s Paris, Surrealism is all the rage and the wildest nightspot in town is the Moulin Bleu - quite the avant garde!. The host is fabulously wealthy, the guests are beautiful, decadent and liberated. The music is wild, the clothes are to die for, the champagne and absinthe seem to gush from springs and the host is gloriously stylish - do you know, he even has a blue beard?!
Now, is this the sort of person you’d like to take an interest in your daughter?  Because he is interested….What will be found in the Moulin Bleu, delight or horror? Or both?
Sun 9th June “The Queen Of Heaven - Juno” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
Can you imagine being the Queen of Heaven and yet condemned to be ‘her indoors’ for eternity? A powerful goddess who can never control her husband (and somebody has to) Juno/Hera knows her rights and is always wronged. In the month named after her come hear of this wounded woman and how her wronging gave Tiresias second sight and gave to us the echo, and alcohol.
Sun Sept 8th “Selkie” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
All around the coasts of Scotland can be heard the groaning of the grey seals. All around Scotland tales are told of seals that come ashore, that dance in human form. If you can catch them, you can keep them, but don’t turn your back. If you befriend them, they can keep you well & keep you safe, but beware their vengeance. Mournful, beautiful, come hear the song of the Selkie.
Sun Oct 13 “The Fall Of The House” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
A horse-drawn cab drops a passenger at a house, once great, now claimed by jackdaws & ivy. He knew it in it’s glory. He’s heard it’s haunted. He hopes so. So begins a 19th ghost story, a love story, a homecoming like no other. Audiences have said they were “utterly rapt”, that it was “eerie, sad & ultimately uplifting”
Sun 10th Nov “Loki” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
in the month of fireworks come and learn about Loki who is Fire itself. Like Fire, Loki is beautiful. Like Fire, if you can control him he’s useful. But never turn your back on him and don’t let him get out of control!
Sun 8th Dec “Bah! Humbug” 6-7pm & 8-9pm
Our ever-popular evening of un-Christmassy Christmas stories is back so book now for tales of murder, prostitution, loneliness, financial ruin. Well come on, it is Christmas!